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Nov 3, 2012 6:30am PDT
u.s. jobs overseas. a struggling education system has left many americans unprepared for the high-tech knowledge jobs of today, and income inequality is growing. the wealth gap between the richest americans and the typical family more than doubled over the past 50 years. a recent report from the economic policy institute found the rich were 288 times wealthier than the median household in 2010. eduardo porter is a columnist for the "new york times." welcome to the program. you say in america we've built a more cut-throat form of capitalism than other industrialized nations, as you put, it quote, more than citizens of other countries, we fend to believe that success, like failure, is deserved. by eduardo, will the outcome of this election really change the fundamental nature of our government, of the kind of capitalism that we've created? >> i would say no because the capitalism we've created is not a function of a democratic administration or a republican administration. in fact, over the last 30 years through democratic and republican democratic administrations we have built a fo
Oct 27, 2012 9:30am EDT
put the economy at the top. budget, health care, education, all of them up there. what are you hearing from the undecided voters? what is going to make them make up their mind? >> well, let's be fair. they're a small piece of the pie. if you're in florida or virginia or ohio, states that are not decided, you could actually decide this election. and what these undecided voters seem to want is specifics. they don't want the promises they have been through the last four years. they're prepared to do the hard math. they want to see the actual equation. they don't want to hear 12 million jobs in four years, they want to hear exactly how you create 12 million jobs in four years. they don't want to hear tax cuts or 1 million more manufacturing jobs, they want to know specifically how you're going to do it. from mitt romney, they want to see the math, and from barack obama they want to see, hey, you couldn't do this for the last two years, you did say it was because of congress, but what happens if you end up with the exact same congressional makeup? what will you do differently now th
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